Payscale | Software Development Manager (Direct Hire)

  • JOB TYPE: Direct Hire Position (no agencies/C2C – see notes below)
  • LOCATION: United States – Remote 
  • SALARY: $178,000/yr


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Braintrust is working to change the way freelance works – for good.

We’ve onboarded some of the world’s most reputable brands and now we need a Software Development Manager (Direct Hire)for one of our clients.



US only – Direct Hire – COMP: $178,000/yr base plus a $26,700 bonus

Company Description

As the industry leader in compensation management, Payscale is on a mission to help job seekers, employees and businesses get pay right, and make sustainable fair pay a reality.

Empowering more than 53 percent of the Fortune 500 in 198 countries, Payscale provides a combination of data-driven insights, best-in-class services, and innovative software to enable organizations such as Angel City Football Club, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare, Vista, and The Washington Post to make fair and appropriate pay decisions.

Pay is powerful.

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  • Voted Seattle’s and Boston’s best places to work according to Built In 2022.

  • Voted one of Seattle’s companies with the best benefits according to Built In 2022.


Job Description

What We Do: Our team is responsible for our B2B products suite, which serves industry leading customers to help them develop their compensation strategies.

Our solution is catered towards a wide spectrum of customers, from Start Ups to Enterprise level corporations.

What You Do: Are you a creative problem solver with a passion for new technology? Do you want to make a huge impact while working on hard technical problems? We are looking for a manager to help us lead the way and would love to welcome you to the team!

Day-in-the-Life: As a Development Manager, a typical day may include the following…

  • You will inspire, motivate and lead a team of 6-10 full-stack engineers to ensure efficient delivery of high quality product features.

  • As a people manager, you will mentor, grow, and coach your engineers while meeting for regular one-on-ones.

  • You will unblock your team and keep things moving whether that’s through technical guidance or working closely with the right people for additional help.

  • You will work closely with product managers to develop a technical roadmap and lead 2-3 projects at any given time.

First Year in Role:

  • Month 3: Within 3 months you will know how to navigate the organization, understand the tech stack and major pieces your team owns.

    You will understand what the team is working on in the near term and how that fits in the companies’ strategy.

  • Month 6: You have phenomenal relationships with your direct reports and peers.

    You are actively leveling up your team and finding ways to increase efficiency and quality while fostering developer happiness.

    You are part of long term planning and regularly collaborating with individuals outside your team.

  • Month 12: You are a veteran.

    You understand the ins and outs of the products and services you own.

    You can contribute to the code base and infrastructure and are an active participant in code reviews.

    The organization leans on you for advice and guidance.



  • 2+ years experience in a management or technical lead role.

  • 5+ years experience developing and designing software, preferably SaaS platforms or e-commerce.

  • Experience in one or more relevant front-end technologies (React, Angular)
  • Previous experience with C#, Java, or other OOP languages.

  • Experience launching high performance and scalable services and applications into cloud platforms.


  • Working knowledge of relational and no-SQL databases.

  • Familiarity/experience with unit testing and crafting testable code.

  • Able to explain technical concepts to developers, project managers, and technical managers.

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

Additional Information

Benefits and Perks   

The Highlights:  

All around awesome culture where together we strive to: 

  • Pursue excellence every day 
  • Create customer value 
  • Compete to win (and lose!) as a team 

An open and inclusive culture where you’ll learn and grow through programs and resources like:  

  • Monthly company all hands meetings 
  • Regular opportunities for executive leadership exposure 
  • Access to top-notch learning courses through LinkedIn Learning 
  • Regular manager check-ins to drive performance and career growth 
  • A growing network of employee resource groups 
  • And more!  

Our more standard benefits

  • Pension scheme – Pension scheme with Standard Life.

  • Life Assurance scheme – Cover in place for 4 x base salary.

  • Private Medical Insurance scheme – Company funded family cover with vitality.


Apply Now!


Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff.

We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.

 If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we’ll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.


C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency.

But if you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around your consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.


Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.